I learned this technique for sewing cornered seams at FIDM in my Industry Sewing course and thought I would share it with you. It is rather straightforward and has worked every time for me. It was one of those life-changing sewing moments! This is my first time posting a technique on BurdaStyle so bare with me :)

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I have a couple other tutorials on my blog and projects I haven't posted on BurdaStyle yet.

Enjoy and I hope this helps!

Technique Materials

Thread, scissors, marking tool (disappearing ink or tailor tacks)

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    Apr 11, 2011, 12.14 AMby jawa

    I had to try it out myself using your steps (because I didn’t get the rotation part. I’m just one of those people who can’t get something unless I can visually see it happen.), but once I did, BING! Made sense! Your instructions were perfect! For people who are like me and just want to try this out – I just did on paper (post-its) and stapled where I would have stitched.

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      Apr 11, 2011, 03.13 AMby bekabug8

      I’m glad it worked out for you!

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    Jan 2, 2011, 03.57 AMby marissabee

    Great tutorial! I would’ve never guessed it was your first! :) Very clear, thanks so much!

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